Allied Warships

USS Stack (DD 406)

Destroyer of the Benham class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 406 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Jun 1937 
Launched5 May 1938 
Commissioned20 Nov 1939 
End service28 Aug 1946 

Damaged in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Decommissioned 28 August 1946.
Sunk as target off Kwajalein 24 April 1948.
Stricken 28 May 1948.


Commands listed for USS Stack (DD 406)

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1Isaiah Olch, USN20 Nov 19392 Aug 1940
2Alvord John Greenacre, USN2 Aug 19405 Feb 1943 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Roy Arthur Newton, USN5 Feb 194324 Aug 1943
4Philip Kingsland Sherman, Jr., USN24 Aug 19435 Feb 1944 (1)
5Robert Edward Wheeler, USN5 Feb 194425 Mar 1945 (1)
6Samuel Johnston Caldwell, Jr., USN25 Mar 194528 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Stack include:

15 Jan 1942
The British merchant Dayrose is torpedoed and sunk southwest of Cape Race in position 46°32'N, 53°00'W by German U-boat U-552. 4 survivors are picked up by the US destroyers USS Ericsson and USS Stack.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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